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Monday, May 29 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Illumination of Collections: Optimization of the Visual Experience LIMITED

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This workshop will analyze key factors that influence the visual experience of objects on exhibition. The focus will be on how to balance the need for a high-quality visual experience while limiting light-induced damage. Pertinent theoretical and practical issues will be explained through lectures, group discussions and demonstrations. A discussion of essential cognitive principles of vision will provide a theoretical frame-work for understanding the "visual experience.” The workshop will explore how to implement these fundamental principles in a museum setting utilizing recent advances in lighting technology, including LEDs, new lighting control options, the use of daylight, and the merging of new and legacy lighting systems. Although the focus will be on the fine arts, the workshop will consider the unique concerns specific to historical and natural history collections.

This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge to make better decisions about implementing practical lighting solutions at their institutions, enhancing the visual experience while minimizing light-induced damage. This course is intended for museum professionals who are involved in decision making about illumination of collections.

Cost: $169

Speaker(s)
avatar for Steven Weintraub, [PA]

Steven Weintraub, [PA]

Principal, Art Preservation Services, Inc.
Steven Weintraub (MA in Art History 1975, Certificate in Conservation 1976, NYU; BA, Colgate University) is Institute Lecturer at the Conservation Center (NYU), where he offers instruction in the Preventive Conservation course with Dr. Hannelore Roemich. Trained as an objects con... Read More →
avatar for Gordon Anson

Gordon Anson

Deputy Chief of Design, Head of Exhibitions Production, and Chief Lighting Designer, National Gallery of Art
Gordon O. Anson, IES, IALD, is a designer that specializes in the in the areas of lighting design, museum exhibits, design and planning.  Since 1977, Gordon Anson has worked in the Design Department at the National Gallery of Art where he has been directly involved more than of over 620 special exhibitions ranging from pre-historic Cycladic art to Contemporary art. Gordon originally joined the staff of the department as the Chief Lighting... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. Because democracy demands wisdom, NEH serves and strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in th... Read More →
avatar for Lighting Services Inc

Lighting Services Inc

Lighting Services Inc
Lighting Services Inc (LSI) is the premier manufacturer of track, accent, display and LED lighting systems. Since 1958, LSI has been dedicated to designing, engineering and manufacturing lighting fixtures of the highest quality. Our reputation for creativity and innovative design... Read More →



Monday May 29, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Water Tower Concourse Level, West Tower

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